Update 29 March 2019

A reminder that we break for the Easter holidays on Friday 5 April. This will be a House Colours Day, please bring £1 to registration if you wish to dress down in your house colours.

Study Help for Senior Students

Exam Booster Sessions

Exam booster sessions have been organised to help with revision. Please see the timetable: Exam Booster Sessions

Easter Holiday Study Spaces

Belhaven and St Anne’s have very kindly offered their church halls as spaces for Easter holiday study from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April.  Please see the attached for details: Easter Holiday Study

The Learning Resource Centre (Library)

Our new Learning Resource Centre is available for senior students to use for study from 4-5pm Monday – Thursday. Students will need to sign in at the school office to use this facility.

Battlefields

A reminder that the full balance is now due.

S2 Activities Week

A reminder that the full balance is now due.

HPV Vaccinations

Letters will be handed out next week to S1 girls and catch up girls.

Study Leave for S6 Students

We have agreed with S6 students that their last official day in school will be Friday 5 April.  On this day there will be a variety of activities, including the Leavers’ Ceremony and Concert, to celebrate their time at Dunbar Grammar School.   Letters were given to students last week: S6 Leavers’ Letter.  Any parents/carers of students who are leaving are requested to return the tear-off slip so that we can reserve a free ticket.  Students will be asked to collect reserved tickets from the office from Monday 1 April.

Study Leave – S5 Students

Study leave for S5 students starts on Wednesday 24 April.

Any S5 student who wishes to study in school during this period must sign in and out at the school office for a minimum of half a day at the following times:

  • Beginning of school day
  • Lunchtime
  • End of school day

Any student signing in to study is required to wear full school uniform.

Please note students who are coming in to school for an examination are not required to sign in or to wear school uniform.  Equally, they should not wander around the school between examination papers, unless they have arranged a meeting with a member of staff.  Please note also that members of staff may not be teaching in the same areas due to changes in timetable and development tasks, and it is, therefore, always advisable to make an appointment with members of staff in advance.  Letters will go home with students next week.

Study Leave – S4 Students

For those S4 students taking 3 or more National 5 courses which involve an external examination, study leave starts on Wednesday 24 April.

Any student who wishes to study in school during this period must sign in and out at the school office for a minimum of half a day at the following times:

  • Beginning of school day
  • Lunchtime
  • End of school day

Any student signing in to study is required to wear full school uniform.

Please note students who are coming in for an examination are not required to sign in or to wear school uniform.  Equally, they should not wander around the school between examination papers, unless they have arranged a meeting with a member of staff.  Please note also that members of staff may not be teaching in the same areas due to change in timetable and development tasks, and it is, therefore, always advisable to make an appointment with members of staff in advance.  Letters will go home with students next week.

S4 Students Who are not on Exam Leave

They will be given a letter with more detail about the in-school programme next week.

Purple Day

Tuesday 26 March was Purple Day – the international day for epilepsy. Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents who made purple ribbons and baked some amazing purple cupcakes to help raise awareness of this condition. Thanks also to all pupils and staff who helped out on the day, wore purple ribbons in support and who came along to enjoy the cupcakes. Donations made will be sent to Epilepsy Scotland. Congratulations to all the purple prize winners!

DGSA

The DGSA are looking for new members to get involved and join the group.  The next meeting of the DGSA will be on Thursday 25 April at 7:00pm in The Volunteer Arms. Please come along and find out more about all the great fundraising the group are doing to support the school.

DGS Hockey Social Saturday 30 March @DGS Astro 11.00 -1.00pm

  • Pupils v Adults match
  • Teas, coffee, tray bake
  • Burger Rolls

Raffle Prizes :

  •  Foxlake vouchers
  • 1 night Glamping at Gilsland North Berwick
  • Bowes Sport £25 voucher
  • And many more

Come along and support the final weekend of DGS Hockey

Opportunities

The Big Pedal 2019

The Big Pedal runs from 25 March until 5 April so now is the time to check out those bikes that have been in the back of the garage or shed all winter. Pump up the tyres and enjoy the sunshine!

If you live a bit closer to school you may wish to walk! This year for the first time all walking journeys will be counted too! So if cycling isn’t your thing you can still get take part and earn house points.

Dates for Your Diary

Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ Evening Thurs 4 April
Leavers’ Ceremony/Last day for S6 students Fri 5 April
Break for Easter Fri 5 April
Staff & Students resume Tues 23 April
S6 Prefect’s Meal Tues 23 April
Last day for S4/5 students Tues 23 April
Study leave S4 Wed 24 April – Fri 31 May
Study leave S5 Wed 24 April – Mon 3 June

Education Maintenance Allowance

An EMA is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible young people who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16). The deadline for EMA is fast approaching, 31 March.  No applications for the 2018/19 school year can be processed after this date.

Application forms are available from:  https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/EMA or contact us below:

  • Contact:         Email: EMA@eastlothian.gov.uk
  • Telephone:  01620 827 581

California 2020

Deposit cheques are ready for collection for students not attending California.